It took only two pitches for the Texas Rangers to get a lead on the Tampa Bay Rays in a possibly decisive ALDS Game 4 that could send Texas back to the ALCS for the second straight season.
In his first career post-season start, Tampa Bay rookie Jeremy Hellickson left an 80 mph letter-high pitch over the middle of the plate and Ian Kinsler made him pay, belting a lead-off home-run over the left-field fence.
After Matt Harrison left two man on base in the bottom of the first, Adrian Beltre led off the top of the second with another home-run blast to left-field.
The Rays aren't going away, as shortstop Sean Rodriguez scored from first on a two-out Matt Joyce double in the bottom of the second. Tampa is known for their aggressive base-running, and Rodriguez beat out a nearly perfect Texas relay by bowling over Mike Napoli in a play at the plate.
There is still a lot of baseball to be played, and neither starter has looked particularly sharp so far.